Inside View - In the 12th article in our â€œInside Viewâ€ series shares what her deaf son taught her.
It was a shock because he had passed all his hearing tests and was even one of the first babies in my mothering group to say â€œbye byeâ€ on cue. I thought he was not only developing by the book, but excelling too.
In retrospect, there were signs that something was amiss. When he played alone he was so deeply concentrated that he was hard to reach (â€œheâ€™s just ignoring youâ€, people told me), he had a deep physical attachment to me (he would never just run off on his own), he hit other kids in daycare and kindergarten (anything to get a reaction he could understand) and he had started to mouth the words I was saying (apparently he was teaching himself how to lip read). Read Lesley-Ann's story. If you want to share your email firstname.lastname@example.org.